TEEPEE CREEK - History, Location, Schools, Teepee Creek Stampede, Talisman Gas Plant.
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TEEPEE CREEK

ALBERTA, CANADA


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Welcome to Teepee Creek Albert, located in the County of Grande Prairie.



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One of the first modern homes of the late 1920's, owned by Norman Talbot, is now located at the Teepee Creek Museum. The home was originally located approximately 8 km south of Teepee Creek.

The Museum is currently being developed by Steel Wheel Craft & Historical Society which began operation only a few years ago. With about 7 board of directors the society has about 110 members. The Teepee Creek Museum Grand Opening took place July 1, 2004.


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As part of the museum is the early farm machinery which includes a seed drill, combine and thresher machine.



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The Teepee Creek Store originally opened in the late 1920's. It served the community with groceries, hardware, movies, fast food take-out and propane and unleaded gas and finally closed in about 1999.


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Located 4 km west of Teepee Creek was the old Catholic Church built in 1928 by local volunteers. Talisman Energy has donated St. Stanislaw Church and financial assistance to the Teepee Creek Museum.


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Located approximately 9 km west of Teepee Creek is the St Steven Anglican Church and cemetery. The church was built in 1939 and is still in use today.

The United Church is another Church in the area located approximately 2 km north of Teepee Creek.

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An Agricultural Events Centre is planned on being constructed in Teepee Creek.
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TEEPEE CREEK

Located approximately 30 km north-east of Grande Prairie, Alberta (16 km east of Sexsmith) is the Hamlet of Teepee Creek near the junction of Highway 674 and Highway 733. With approximately 7 homes it now has a population of about 20 people.



The Teepee Creek Alberta is best known for the Teepee Creek Stampede which began in 1916 and has become the largest amateur stampede in Northern Alberta. It is held on the 3rd week of July each year and is one of the longest running rodeos and chuckwagon races in Alberta. The event draws between 2000 and 4000 people each year. There is free camping available on the grounds. Teepee Creek Stampede Association and Recreation Arena (780) 568-2139.

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The 2012 Teepee Creek Stampede was held July 12-15, CPRA Pro Rodeo, Chuckwagon Racing, and more. UPCOMING DATES: July 10-13, 2014 Teepee Creek Stampede. July 9-12, 2015 Teepee Creek Stampede. Teepee Creek Stampede website: www.tpstampede.ca

The Teepee Creek Stampede takes part in the 2012 Grande Prairie Canada Day Parade
Telsa Shaver has been crowned the 2012 Miss Teepee Creek Stampede.

Click above photos to enlarge. (Miss Teepee Creek Stampede 2011 Brittany Meen and the 2012 Contestants)
The Teepee Creek Stampede takes part in the 2010 Grande Prairie Canada Day Parade
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2005 Stampede Pictures: (4 photos)
Calf Roping Event - Opening The Gate - Rider Gets Bucked Off - Crowds Fill The Stands

Teepee Creek got its name from the stream that flows nearby that actually dries up each year. "Teepee", refers to the tents covered by animal skins used years ago by the aboriginal people. The first post office was established in 1924.



Located approximately 4 km west of Teepee Creek is the Talisman Gas Plant. Originally built in 1977 employs approximately 10 people directly and about another 30 to 40 people indirectly with trucking services, electrical, vacuum services and more. It creates employment for some local residents of the Teepee Creek area.


Surrounding TeePee Creek, there are many farmers that have a strong connection to their land and animals.

TEEPEE CREEK EXPANDS ITS BOUNDARIES
July 19, 2011: The County of Grande Prairie has approved the extension of the boundaries of the Hamlet of TeePee Creek by 480 acres. The area can now be subdivided for residential and commercial business and opens the doors for developers.

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The Teepee Creek Hall was originally built out of square timbers in the 1930's. A few years ago an addition was added to the hall as well new siding was put on. Outside the hall is a hitching post to tie up your horse. The hall is located next to the stampede grounds. (780) 568-4361.


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Teepee Creek School. Serves about 80 students from kindergarten to grade 8. The school was built in the 1950's. (780) 568-2265.
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Teepee Creek Fire Hall. Manned by about 19 volunteer firemen who live in the area and who are mostly farmers. The tanker truck with pump has seen about 10-15 fires a year.


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Teepee Creek Arena has natural ice and is used for skating and kids hockey.








NEW GOLF COURSE NEAR TEEPEE CREEK:
Riverstone Golf Course east of Teepee Creek next to the Smoky River opened in 2011. (along hwy 733, 26 km north of Bezanson, then east 10 km on TWP 744.) 9 hole golf course, 74 serviced yearly lots, and 10 daily lots. River boat rentals. 780-568-2860.


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Bad Heart Straw Church
Located northeast of TeePee Creek was built in 1954 by Father Frank Dales and is made of straw. It is the only historic straw building in Canada. Located north on Secondary Highway 733 and watch for the signs.

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